BUSD is aware that Gov. Ducey has rescinded the mask mandate for schools; however, we will continue to require masks to be worn on our campuses and at all school functions for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
State Testing - AzM2/AzSCI/ACT
Please note that the Arizona Department of Education will still measure student academic progress toward achievement of the grade-level standards this year using the AzM2 for ELA and math for third through eighth grade and tenth-grade students, the AzSCI for science for fifth, eighth, and eleventh graders, and the ACT for eleventh graders. These are all in-person assessments and must be administered at our campus buildings by trained Test Administrators over the next several weeks. All of our current mitigation strategies will continue to be enforced. Please note that: AzM2 provides information to parents, teachers, and schools to understand their students’ progress on grade-level content material. The AzM2 assessment gives information to schools and teachers that help them determine if instruction needs to be adjusted so that students can succeed in learning Reading, Writing, Language, and Mathematics. The AzM2 and AzSCI test delivery systems provide a range of accessibility tools and accommodations for reducing barriers to accessing test content for virtually all students. Please contact your child's school for any questions. Thank you!
Effective Monday, March 15, 2021 all Bisbee Unified School District campuses will discontinue the Hybrid learning model. All students attending in person are expected to attend Monday through Thursday. The district will continue to offer synchronous remote learning opportunity for students that request this option. Students that opt for remote learning will need to remain online participating in classroom activities throughout the entire school day. All mitigation practices remain in place including masks being required and social distancing to the greatest extent possible. Transportation and food service will continue to operate as they have done during the hybrid leaning period. Students that opt to stay remote can still come to school to pick up meals. The onsite learning space in the computer labs will not be staffed and available. If a student wants to stay remote but needs to be on campus for connectivity issues, they should contact the campus principal to see what options they can accommodate. Please be aware that these changes are in-line with the updated CDC guidelines. For the week of March, Cochise County cases and percent positivity are in the moderate range. This change will align Bisbee USD with the Executive Order released by Governor Ducey on March 3, 2021.
TestNow will be at the Bisbee High School parking lot to provide free Covid19 testing. Please visit their website at https://www.testnow.com/locations for more information and to schedule an appointment.